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The Must-Read Book Club

Alyssa Snow: It was sitting on my spiritual teacher's coffee table. I asked her if I could check it out, and, when I opened it, it was filled with notations and sticky notes galore. Just picking it up I got this feeling deep inside that this was a powerful one. So I got it the next day!

YCNYC: Favorite quote?

AS: "The more you try to manifest a result through your manipulation of the physical elements of your equation, the further you distance yourself, vibrationally, from the natural sense of balance that would manifest those very results.”

YCNYC: What one person would you recommend this book to?

AS: I recommend it to anyone who is interested in what it means to raise our vibration consciously. Anyone who is interested in yoga and metaphysics and the nature of reality. Anyone who is curious about the potential of humanity. Anyone who is interested in new thought and its similarity to classical yoga texts such as the Sutras or the Bhagavad Gita.

YCNYC: What moment or part resonates with you the most?

AS: “The key to maximizing the effort you put forth toward achieving a designated end lies not in how cleverly you assess what will be required to bring an effort to fruition, but rather in the level to which you are able to detach from the need to mastermind the process. The energy underlying that effort is not affected by how thoroughly you troubleshoot and anticipate the pitfalls that could undermine your result. Those efforts merely necessitate the creation of parallel pitfalls that would be magnetized to your effort, energetically. And you will, no doubt, find it extremely frustrating to have your plans undermined, repeatedly, despite the thoroughness of your preparations for success”.

I felt, once again, some energetic hand was coming through this book and tapping me on the head. "Hey—you—this is for you!" These words spoke to me so deeply I felt them on a cellular level. This book was a powerful reminder to let go of our tendencies to get caught up in our minds—problem solving and rationalizing; thinking our way deeper and deeper into what we look to avoid. Let go of all my masterminding. Let go of all my problem solving. Solutions have a way of presenting themselves if we allow them the space to do so. This is, of course, the practice of yoga in our modern world.

You can purchase Oneness: Received and Transcribed by Rasha here.

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